MEDIA FREEDOM. British Embassy's Political Counsellor Iain Cox expounds the plans of the United Kingdom to help professionalize community media. (Exclusive Photo by LNC Team)

By Luzonwide News Correspondent Team

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela-Embarking on United Kingdom’s support to Isabela and other calamity-stricken areas, the British Embassy would be continuing its aid and relief operations coursed through the Philippine Red Cross.
British Embassy Political Counsellor Iain Cox said on Monday and Tuesday meetings with local officials and an exclusive media visit with this media outfit that he acknowledged the provinces in Cagayan Valley like Isabela as typhoon-prone and flood-risk areas, the United Kingdom usually tap international response groups like Red Cross.
“The Red Cross (non-government agency) has the expertise and capacity to bring the relief to the most affected immediately in the country,” he added.
Cox capped his two-day sortie on June 26 and 27 through meetings with Isabela officials where they discussed possible trade and economic investments in the province.
He then took a one-hour-and-half one-on-one meeting with GMA7 news stringer and Philippine Daily Inquirer news correspondent Villamor Visaya Jr. in the media office of Luzonwide News Correspondent Publishing on Monday late afternoon in this city as part of his media freedom talk with local journalists nationwide.
With British Embassy political officer Darlene Rivera and political adviser Noelle Agudelo, he explored on possible tie-ups with journalists on media trainings and other professional collaborations.
Cox said the British Embassy has embarked on community sorties in the provinces and cities to have tie-ups on economic investments, climate change and disaster response, renewable energy, and enhance diplomatic bilateral relations.#